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Stone 10th Anniversary IPA

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RATINGS: 580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Stone 10th Anniversary IPA harkens back to our earlier Anniversary Ales, with abundant hopping at many stages of the brewing process. Appropriately, the aroma is over-the-top, with pronounced piney and resiny hop flavors combined with tropical fruit esters and more subtle notes of toasted malts and alcohol. Our Stone 10th Anniversary Ale weighs in at 10% alcohol by volume (perfect for a 10th anniversary beer), and has a little more color and malt character than our other IPAs. In addition to using the new Summit hop variety in the brewhouse to provide the powerful bitterness, we went back through our records and found some of our favorite hops over the years, and used them to flavor this brew, including Chinook, Crystal, and large doses of Simcoe in the dry-hop to provide a huge, complex, piney, fruity and floral hop character. This is a colossal beer, big in every sense: hoppy, malty, rich, and strong! Right up our alley.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
[2093-20090412] Bottle. Fruity boozy hops aroma with a rich toastiness. Murky, dark red brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Heavily toasted boozy sweet malt flavour. Full body is heavy on the booze. Could be fresher but good as is.
Overheard: "To me it tastes like an old sneaker.
(w/ jerc, others)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2102) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2009
really interesting IPA. Having with my friend Paul B. and we both note the differences between what we’re drinking and the commercilal description. Hardly any piney qualities. Poured with some head and lace. Color is dark & hazy amber with cherry highlights. Aroma is a little grapefruity, some malty, rotten fruit, caramel, and grain. Wrap around the tongue body. Silky. Sweet finish. Not a session beer though. This is about 3 years old. Killler.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (1578) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle at RnH Drink for Charity. Thanks to everyone who brought great beer to this. Thanks to Eyedrinkale for bringing an incredible Stone vertical. Amber orane with head. Sweet orange marmalade with toasty honey and citrus hop. Pretty nice,

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Thanks to Noah for the bottle. This seemed an appropriate way to commemorate rating number 400. What strikes one most about this now after a few years is the profound nose, with notes of lemongrass, toffee, orange, and vanilla seeping out of the glass. Leading into the palate, one picks up dried cherries and Meyer lemons, with burnt sugar rounding things out. There’s a hint of oxidation here, but this has aged very well.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (1932) - USA - MAY 26, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2009 First of all, a big thank you to Rattle’n’Hum and Stone for their event last week. It was great to see a bunch of delicious Stone brews on tap all at once. I hear this is now a few years aold already, but it still tastes just fine. A rich, malty IPA that leans twoard the sweet side, which is OK with me. I tasted caramel, herbs, a little cheese, grapefruity West Coast hops. The aftertaste was a little salty and tingly. This is a juicy and powerful IPA, top shelf stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle sampled at DLD ’09. Not sure who shared, but sliffy passed me the bottle so he gets the credit. Clear amber pour with a thin tan head. Caramel and sweet malt aroma with a bit of dank hop. Malty flavor with some hop. More like a b-wine at this point. Would have loved to try this fresh.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2009
On tap @ Rattle N Hum for Stone night. Pours a copper colour with white head. Aroma of honey, hops, caramel, citrus fruits, pine, and malts. Flavour is the same as the aroma. Great flavour!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2009
ok this is 3 years old now and is entirely different then anything i thought it would be. pours a hazy amber with thin head. aroma is sweet with zero hops present, but sugar and malts are there. drinks very similar to a barley wine as there are zero hops and it is very sweet and sugary with some red fruits in there too. not what i expected, but still really good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle at the “Drink for Charity” event at Rattle & Hum thanks to Mike who brought a vertical from 2nd to 12th. The last of the Stone anniversaries I drank, as I still have the 11th and 12th at home and wanted to save space for other exciting things. Pours a clear brown amber with a thin white head. Plums, prunes, and caramel. Comes off almost exactly like the 9th, though not as oxidized. Light bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle 1pt 6fl.oz. @ [ Chris O’s pre NYE Tasting ].[ Vintage 2006 ].
[ Courtesy of PhilL ]. Unclear medium orange color with a small to average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20081230]


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